Introduction to Chinese Astrology

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Course Overview

Open the door and scratch the surface into the world of Chinese metaphysics, and the harmony of nature and humankind. Get your feet wet with these pivotal and essential basics of Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui, two important tools for living in the Sān Cái 三才 - Three Essences harmony. Refine and elevate your Five Phase and Yin / Yang knowledge. Set in motion your learning of the language of the Chinese metaphysical world! This course is an introduction to the basic foundational components of Bā Zì 八字 (Eight Characters) Chinese Astrology, as well as the Five Phases - Wǔ Xíng 五行 basics utilized in both Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui. Learn and explore: (1) The origins and characteristics of the Five Phases. (2) The Chinese characters utilized to represent the original segments of time and phases: The 10 Heavenly Stems - Tiān Gān 天干 and the 12 Earthly Branches - Dì Zhī 地支. (3) Refinement of your knowledge of Yin / Yang theory. These basics will be practiced, and contextualized in the concept and integration of the Sān Cái 三才 - Three Essences - the unity and harmony of humankind and natural law. Explore these special foundational tools, its application to Astrology and life flow, destiny, and harmony, and learn basic management of these elements. Take your first step on the journey of Chinese metaphysics, Astrology, Feng Shui, and seeing the world with a new language of integration and harmony! NOTE: This is not a regular CEU course and course trajectory. The information of Chinese Astrology is sacred and karmic, and must be treated as such. In order to preserve the sacred integrity of the information, knowledge and the Tan lineage, Dr. Sonia Tan will be requiring some homework in order to move on to the higher levels. There is no proper singular reference book, nor are notes given. Students will be asked to take hand-written notes to encourage muscle memory when learning to write the Chinese characters. This is a brief introduction into the language of Chinese Astrology and advanced metaphysical learning. After this course, in true Astrology fashion, students should be determining if the timing is aligned with themselves and their goals.


Course Objectives

  • Contextualize Astrology within the theory of the Three Essences and Chinese Metaphysics field.

  • Outline the Five Phases and Yin-Yang theory, and its various relationships.

  • Identify the name, Chinese character, polarity, and five phases of the 10 Heavenly Stems (Tiān Gān 天干) and 12 Earthly Branches (Dì Zhī 地支).

  • Describe and differentiate the characteristics of the Tiān Gān 天干 and Dì Zhī 地支.

  • Translate and explain the basic components in a Chinese Astrology Birth (Natal) chart.


Access Period: Lifetime

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course

Provider: CPD Cert

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